Ijma`, Taqlid and Ikhtilaf al-Fuqaha

QUESTIONS ON IJMA` (CONSENSUS), TAQLID (FOLLOWING QUALIFIED OPINION), AND IKHTILAF AL-FUQAHA’ (DIFFERENCES OF THE JURISTS)

Shaykh Hisham Muhammad Kabbani

Are we obliged to follow scholars and ijma` (the Consensus of the Scholars) since taqlid (following qualified opinion) is characterized by the “Salafis” as reprehensible, and some of them say: “We do not worship men” to support their opinion? What is ijma` exactly? And do the scholars’ differences of opinion in religion constitute a blessing or a curse?

Peace and Blessings upon the Prophet, his Family, and his Companions

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